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Newswise: Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19
1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19
McMaster University

he systematic review was conducted by a large, international collaborative of researchers, front-line and specialist clinicians, epidemiologists, patients, public health and health policy experts of published and unpublished literature in any language.

Newswise: Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers show that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice and reducing the number of estrogen receptors led to decreased drinking behavior, but only in female mice.

Newswise: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons shares a message condemning racism, racial inequities in health care

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Newswise: Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers show how SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal cavity to a great degree, and progressively less so lower down the respiratory tract, suggesting the virus tends to become firmly established first in the nasal cavity, but can be aspirated into the lungs to cause serious disease.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Newswise: $1M Gift Speeds COVID-19 Testing and Tracking at UC San Diego
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
$1M Gift Speeds COVID-19 Testing and Tracking at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

A $1M gift from the John and Mary Tu Foundation is accelerating the efforts of UC San Diego translational research virologist Davey Smith to increase the number of people tested for COVID-19, as well as develop new ways to track and treat the virus. Smith and his team are studying how the disease spreads to better inform contact tracing, as well as leading clinical trials to test new drugs for treatment of COVID-19.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
ATS Responds to the Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Events
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the American Thoracic Society issued the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd: The recent tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent protests throughout the United States and in cities around the world call on us to again examine the role of the American Thoracic Society. As an international professional organization whose members are on the front lines of providing care to all citizens, our members are now experiencing first-hand some of the effects of these events.

Newswise: Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

About 15 percent of lung cancers are classified as small cell lung cancer. Recent studies have indicated that four major subtypes of small cell lung cancer exist, yet approaches to tailor treatment of these subtypes have not yet become standard of care. Today in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists outline new findings about the origins of these lung cancer subtypes, paving the way for a new foundation to study this disease.

Newswise: In A COVID-19 World Lies Another Threat to the Health of Our Children
Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
In A COVID-19 World Lies Another Threat to the Health of Our Children
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical school and healthcare industry leaders warn that a drastic decline in pediatric vaccinations in the United States, poses a great risk of serious illnesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Employers could face legal action over COVID-19 exposure, expert warns
University of Stirling

Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety expert has warned.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State to discuss opportunities for restarting New Jersey’s economy, post COVID-19, in ways that intersect health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, building inclusive and vibrant communities, and expanding opportunities for civic engagement

Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness with higher risk in winter
University of Sydney

New Australian research has found a link between COVID-19 and lower humidity

Newswise: San Antonio Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Linda T. Farr Becomes 2020-2021 President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
San Antonio Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Linda T. Farr Becomes 2020-2021 President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Registered dietitian nutritionist Linda T. Farr began her one-year term on June 1 as the 2020-2021 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT
UPMC Designs Playbook for Return of Youth, High School and Collegiate Team Sports
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return to play.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
NYU Langone Health

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those that occur naturally as part of the human immune system, researchers say.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

1-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Exercise Levels Can Help Doctors Predict Risk of Heart Disease and Death Among Older Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Asking elderly patients how much they exercise can help predict their risk of heart disease and death, Mount Sinai and collaborative researchers say.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Metabolite Analysis of ALS Patient Blood Plasma Could Reveal, Rule Out, Possible Biomarkers for Disease
North Carolina State University

High-throughput analysis of blood plasma could aid in identification of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Dieting? Studies Weigh In on Opportunities and Risks
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Get the latest research findings on fad diets, losing weight and healthful eating at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference featuring leading nutrition experts from around the world.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study Pinpoints Top Sources of Empty Calories for Children and Teens
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study of children and teens found that more than 25% of the calories they consume were considered empty.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Seasonal Peaks for Foodborne Infections
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Using a newly developed approach, researchers have identified seasonal peaks for foodborne infections that could be used to optimize the timing and location of food inspections.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Playing Video Games Linked with Unhealthy Behaviors for College Men
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new study suggest that college men who play video games tend to exercise less and have poorer eating habits compared to non-gamers.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Eating Whole Grains Could Help Lower Diabetes Risk
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new analysis of more than 200,000 people found that eating high-quality carbohydrates, such as whole grains, was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Do Warning Labels Help People Choose Healthier Drinks?
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Warning labels on sugary drinks lead to healthier drink choices, according to new analysis of more than 20 studies examining these warnings.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Cancer Research Institute

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month, a 30-day awareness campaign started by the Cancer Research Institute eight years ago to educate, inform, and inspire the global community of patients, caregivers, scientists, donors, and other cancer-concerned individuals and organizations.

28-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Study in Chinese doctors shows mental toll of caring in the time of COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They worked in hospitals hundreds of miles from the epicenter of COVID-19. But hundreds of young Chinese doctors in a new study still experienced a sharp drop in mood, a rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, and a doubling of their fear of workplace violence, in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic.

28-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
People with Type 1 Diabetes Spend About $2,500 a Year in Health Care Costs
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Adults and children with type 1 diabetes will spend an average of $2,500 a year out-of-pocket for health care - but insulin isn't always the biggest expense - new research suggests

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28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Sea Snail, Human Insulin Hybrid Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments
University of Utah Health

Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers including University of Utah Health scientists report that they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of the hormone, one that combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of a venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails. The finding, based on animal studies, could jumpstart the development of insulin treatments capable of improving the lives of those with diabetes.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Modified ACL Reconstruction Technique in High-Risk Adolescent Athletes Shows Promising Results
Hospital for Special Surgery

An emerging surgical technique added to the standard anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in high-risk adolescent athletes resulted in zero re-tears and zero graft failures after a minimum follow-up of two years, according to preliminary results from patients who were treated at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). These results, from 28 patients under age 20, are the first to emerge from a larger study currently in progress. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2020-2023
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has appointed five registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople and reappointed eight spokespeople to another term.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
First-of-its-Kind Personalized 'COVID-19 Risk Score' Launches to Enable Safer Re-opening and Return to Work Plans
Coriell Life Sciences

Coriell Life Sciences is rolling out a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: personalized COVID-19 Risk Scores designed to enable safer re-opening and return to work plans (especially given the recent release of the CDC guidelines for re-opening).

Newswise: SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, is launching a program designed to help those without home internet or smartphones access telehealth services. The Neighborhood Virtual Visit program will connect patients to SLUCare medical providers from a telehealth hub at a participating area church.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names 2020-2021 Board of Directors
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

CHICAGO – Nineteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2020-2021 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Newswise: June 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Pituitary Tumors
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
June 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Pituitary Tumors
Journal of Neurosurgery

The June issue of Neurosurgical Focus (Vol. 48, No. 6 [thejns.org/toc/foc/48/6]) addresses the present and future status of the management of pituitary tumors.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Experts Debate Saturated Fat Consumption Guidelines for Americans
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Should public health guidelines recommend reducing saturated fat consumption as much as possible? Nutrition experts are tackling that controversial question head-on in a new series of papers outlining key points of agreement—and disagreement—in how to interpret the evidence and inform health guidelines.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 in People Living with HIV
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers expert explains why COVID-19 pandemic poses additional difficulties, risks to people with HIV

Newswise: Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptional care close to home.

Newswise: Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

In “A Tribute to Frontline Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Annette Bourgault, editor of Critical Care Nurse, offers her personal and professional appreciation for the dedicated clinicians in acute and critical care.

Newswise: New Therapeutic Possibilities on the Horizon—Targeted Protein Destruction Made Better
29-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New Therapeutic Possibilities on the Horizon—Targeted Protein Destruction Made Better
Tokyo University of Science

Scientists open doors to new treatment possibilities by using a metal complex to accelerate serum albumin protein destruction with infrared laser beams

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27-May-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Parents Likely Have Inaccurate View of Children’s Digital Screentime
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents likely misjudge how much time their young children are plugged into mobile devices – or how they are spending that time – a new study suggests.

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Released: 31-May-2020 11:15 PM EDT
Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine’s Harmful Effects on Heart Rhythm
Georgia Institute of Technology

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for Covid-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. Now, a team of researchers has used an optical mapping system to observe exactly how the drug creates serious disturbances in the electrical signals that govern heartbeat.


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